Wellford Medical Clinics

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder that primarily affects the brain’s dopamine-producing cells. It leads to a decrease in dopamine levels, which is crucial for smooth and coordinated muscle movements.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

  • Tremors,
  • stiffness,
  • slowness of movement,
  • impaired balance.
  • Non-motor symptoms may also arise, such as;
  • Cognitive changes,
  • mood disorders,
  • sleep disturbances,
  • autonomic dysfunction.


Treatment approaches may include medication to increase dopamine levels, physical therapy to improve mobility and reduce stiffness, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

Medical Cannabis & Parkinson’s Disease

Medical cannabis is being explored as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease, with several studies indicating its potential benefits. Research has shown that patients have experienced relief from certain motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through the use of cannabis[1]. Furthermore, anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis may help with symptoms in a wide range of conditions, including Parkinson’s[2].

Additionally, a study showed that oral CBD reduced psychotic symptoms in Parkinson’s patients[3]. Some patients have also reported improvements in medical problems such as chronic pain while using medical marijuana[4]. While more research is necessary to confirm these benefits and understand the safety profile, these findings suggest that medical cannabis could potentially offer some therapeutic benefits for those living with Parkinson’s disease.


  1. AJMC
  2. Parkinson’s Europe
  3. News-Medical
  4. APDA Parkinson

Am I eligible?

Check to see if you are eligible for medical cannabis care from Wellford Clinics.

Need some help?

Call us on 0203 376 6661

How it works

Just follow these simple steps

Book an appointment

Fill out our simple form to check your eligibility for care and book your initial consultation.

Speak to your specialist

Your consultant will speak to you about your journey and start to make plans for possible treatment.

Get your prescription

If medical cannabis is the right treatment for you, we will send your prescription to a pharmacy for you and your medication will be delivered to your home.

Making Medical Cannabis Accessible

Expert care, friendly and reassuring service


Initial Appointment


Week 6 Follow up Appointment


Week 12 Follow up Appointment

Repeat prescriptions: £20